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Guardian Angels

Many religions teach that each of us
 is given an angel at birth, one who  
protects and guides us. These
 guardian angels communicate with
 us through dreams, whispers in our
souls, and, often, through others. 


In the Old Testament, guardian
angels guided Moses and
Tobias; in the New Testa-
ment, Jesus was minis-
tered to by his guardian
angel in the Garden of
Gethsemane. What
gratitude we feel for
this evidence of God's
 love and grace.

Recent Guardian Angels Stories

Don't forget your personal heavenly messenger–the Pope doesn't!

by Colleen Hughes

William Thatcher on out on the river in this boat

He was sure he'd heard someone call his name as he navigated the swollen river, but there was no one around...or was there?

by William Thatcher
, Shirley, Illinois

Becca Hart and her greyhound, Mike

Handlers brought out one greyhound after another. Some were stately. Some were bouncy. And then came Mike.

by Becca Hart
, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Heavenly beams shine down through the clouds on a curving highway.

A family is shaken by a car crash except for one little boy who caught a glimpse of divine protectors.

by Vesta-Nadine Severs
, Neosho, Missouri

Jennie Bailor

She thought she was alone when she caused a terrible auto accident, but another driver's account insisted that, in fact, she had an unseen passenger.

by Jennie Bailor
, Bremen, Ohio

Boy's hand held reassuringly.

A mother recalls a time when a group of children from the other side helped her and her son through a health crisis.

by Natalie Hullander
, Mt. Holly, North Carolina

A photo of a pretzel vendor's wares

Lost in a dark and desolate section of Manhattan, she was fearful about finding her way to the bright lights of midtown.

by Jennie Wilson
, Lynchburg, Virginia

A boy walks by the shoreline.

A teenage boy is lost at a Florida beach until a divine discovery guides him to his family.

by Delynn Martin
, Bourbon, Missouri

Richard Tallmadge feeds Baby some spaghetti.

If only the featherless little thing had a real guardian angel watching over him, a guardian angel just for baby birds...

by Richard Tallmadge
, Rockton, Illinois

artist's rendering of an angel in the sky.

In this excerpt from Hospitals, Hope and Healing, a heavenly visitor prays with a dying man and heals him of pain and fear.

by Melissa Deal Forth


An artist's rendering of an angel on the rooftop of a house

They'd already had to spring for three new roofs in four years, and another Oklahoma hailstorm was bearing down on them.

by Dewayne Parish
, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

guardian angel protecting two children over a rickety bridge

In this excerpt from Hospitals, Hope and Healing, a guardian angel brings comfort and reassurance to a woman grieving the loss of her newborn twins.

by Kathy Messner


A ceramic angel with mocha-colored skin and cropped brown hair

Her angel collection had been packed and shipped to North Carolina in advance of their move. So where did this little cherub come from?

by Nancy Northrop Sluzinski
, Marion, North Carolina

Juliette Anderson and her family

Her daughter had swum out too far and been missing for hours. She prayed for angels to assist her.

by Juliette Anderson
, Pichilemu, Chile

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